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Affordable Housing In Wamego
Pottawatomie County, Kansas

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wamego

Homestead Affordable Wamego

1008 Kaw Valley Park Cir
Wamego, Kansas
Accepts Vouchers

Kaylene Court Apartments

1011 14th St
Wamego, Kansas
Accepts Vouchers


1200 Chrysler Dr
Wamego, Kansas
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Housing Authorities that serve Wamego

Housing Authority Programs
Wamego Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Wamego, Kansas

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 100 affordable apartments for rent in Wamego, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Wamego, Kansas

Wamego features 32 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Wamego, Kansas

There are 68 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wamego.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wamego, Kansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Wamego landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Wamego.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wamego, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $872 and $1,066.

2020 Wamego, Kansas Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Fair Market Rent $752 $757 $969 $1,334 $1,701
Payment Standard Range $677 to $827 $681 to $833 $872 to $1,066 $1,201 to $1,467 $1,531 to $1,871

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Wamego, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 100
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 32
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.65%
Average Renter Household Size 2.05
Average Household Size 2.55
Median Household Income $51,430 ±$6,734
Median Rent $721 ±$111
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.22% ± 17.07pp
Total Population 4,349

Population and Household Demographics

Wamego is a city in Pottawatomie County, Kansas with a population of 4,349. There are 1,677 households in the city with an average household size of 2.55 persons. 30.65% of households in Wamego are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wamego

The median gross income for households in Wamego is $51,430 a year, or $4,286 a month. The median rent for the city is $721 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wamego, a household making less than $2,403 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.22% of households who rent are overburdened in Wamego.

Area Median Income In Wamego

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Wamego, the AMI is calculated from all households within Pottawatomie County.

In Wamego, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,700

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Wamego

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Wamego

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,900 $18,150 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $26,450 $30,200 $34,000 $37,750 $40,800 $43,800 $46,850 $49,850
80% of Median $42,300 $48,350 $54,400 $60,400 $65,250 $70,100 $74,900 $79,750